Rhea Perlman joins Kirstie Alley's sitcom pilot
October 10th, 2011
07:07 PM ET

Rhea Perlman joins Kirstie Alley's sitcom pilot

It’s a “Cheers” reunion! Deadline reports that Rhea Perlman has joined the cast of Kirstie Alley's potential ABC comedy series “The Manzanis.”

Perlman, 63, will play Alley's mother-in-law on the show’s pilot. (By the way, Rhea is only three years older than Kirstie!)

The multi-camera comedy centers on opinionated Angela Manzani (Alley) and her Italian American family, who move to an uptight neighborhood in New Jersey.

According to Deadline, the sitcom “is described as a new take on ‘Roseanne.’”

Alley and Perlman did six seasons together as Rebecca and Carla on “Cheers,” until the show ended in 1993. In 2005, Rhea made an appearance on Alley’s docu-series “Fat Actress.”

While you were working...
October 10th, 2011
06:04 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Teresa Giudice's latest cookbook has the reality star in a pot of hot, salty water with (former?) friend Caroline Manzo, but Teresa thinks it's just jealousy. After all, as she points out, she's got a cookbook deal - Manzo doesn't. [People]
  • Ten years later, and Kelly Rowland's still in love with her augmented breasts. She tells Cosmopolitan UK, "It's something I really wanted to do for myself...not a man, not for work, for myself. I love them!" [Us Weekly]
  • Roseanne Barr's "Roseanne"-esque sitcom, "Downwardly Mobile," now has a script commitment with NBC. Between Roseanne and Tim Allen returning to TV, all we need is a resurrection of "Boy Meets World" for this to feel like 1993 all over again. [THR]
  • "How to Be A Gentleman," we barely watched ye. Which would explain why its canceled. [BuzzSugar]
  • Anderson Cooper, intrepid reporter and anchor/host of not one but two shows, somehow has gone his whole life without ever tasting coffee (or spinach, but we're more concerned about his lack of caffeine intake). [Mediaite]
  • If you're going through "Ugly Betty" withdrawal, perhaps this'll help...if you'll be able to hop across the pond next month: Former star of the ABC series, America Ferrera, will play Roxie Hart in "Chicago" in London. [EW]

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Beyonce reveals due date, talks dance inspiration
October 10th, 2011
05:58 PM ET

Beyonce reveals due date, talks dance inspiration

In an interview with Australia's "Sunday Night," Beyonce opened up on her pregnancy, her career and where she finds inspiration for her dance moves.

The host of the program let it slip that Beyonce is due in February, and the "Countdown" singer said she's definitely ready.

"My husband and I have been together for 10 years, all of my 20s, since I was 20, and I just feel like it's time," she said. "I'm very grateful that God has blessed me with the biggest gift any human being can have. And I think because I've accomplished a lot of things for myself and I really know who I am...if there was any time, right now is the time. I'm so happy."

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FarmVille movie in the works?
October 10th, 2011
04:31 PM ET

FarmVille movie in the works?

Annoying Facebook game FarmVille may be coming to a theater near you, reports IGN.

“Toy Story” screenwriters Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen hinted to the movie news outlet that they are at work on a script for a FarmVille film.

"We're in conversations with Zynga to do something with one of their brands,” the writers share. “Can't really say too much on that front yet, but 'Old MacDonald' didn't have a factory, if you get our drift."

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'Centipede' director: No such thing as going too far
October 10th, 2011
04:04 PM ET

'Centipede' director: No such thing as going too far

The sequel to "The Human Centipede" was disturbing enough for the the British Board of Film Classification to ban it, but director Tom Six says he doesn't see what the fuss is about. Although, he admits in an interview with Movieline, he is pretty desensitized at this point.

After writing and directing the first "Human Centipede," in which kidnapped victims were stitched together mouth to rear, Six upped the ante with the sequel by introducing a man who became erotically obsessed with the first film and creates a lengthier human centipede of his own.

"When you make a film and write it and edit it, you are so busy with the material that you forget how nasty it is," Six explains. "So for me, when people have reactions to what they see it's very hard for me to think, 'oh it is really gruesome.' Because I've seen it so many times."

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'Princess Bride' star: Every woman wants to hear 'As you wish'
October 10th, 2011
03:28 PM ET

'Princess Bride' star: Every woman wants to hear 'As you wish'

“The Princess Bride” is having a moment. The 1987 movie just appeared in an Entertainment Weekly reunion feature, was parodied by Ben Stiller on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend and “Good Morning America” brought the film’s cast together last week.

The morning show reunited most of the film’s actors during "80s Week" (minus Fred Savage, Mandy Patinkin and deceased stars André the Giant and Peter Falk), and the cast shared that fans are still quoting the movie to them 24 years later.

Wallace Shawn, who played Vizzini, said that people recite lines and ask him to say “inconceivable” on a daily basis. “Each person thinks that it’s an idea of his own,” the actor commented.

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